Photographer's Note

Probably surprisingly, I found Daugavpils to be one of the most fascinating cities I've been to in the Baltics, not least because of the amazing fortress. This huge army base was built by Alexander I about 200 years ago, became a concentration camp i the second world war, and was a soviet army base until Latvian independance in 1991. It's now owned by the Latvian state, and they don't really seem to know what to do with it. It's about the size of small walled city and is part museum, part decayed housing estate, part industrial site and part ruin. Apart from that, most of the structure is still intact and more or less as conceived. To me and my Lithuanian friend it seemed like an amazing development opportunity for anyone with the resources.

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Additional Photos by Richard Gatward (RGatward) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3755 W: 141 N: 3794] (20086)
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